Picks and Pans Review: Dead Silence

updated 08/26/1991 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/26/1991 01:00AM

Fox (Mon., Aug. 26, 8 P.M. ET)

C-

Three coeds take off for spring break madness in Palm Springs in what initially seems like a giddy remake of Where the Boys Are. But this vehicle for Carrie (The Bold and the Beautiful) Mitchum, Lisanne (Heathers) Falk and Renee Estevez (yet another offspring of Martin Sheen) shifts from high speed to reverse so suddenly that it drops its transmission in the process.

On a tipsy joyride in the desert, the girls get involved in a fatal hit-and-run. For the rest of the movie, the trio must slog through a crisis of morality that immobilizes them as surely as if they had wandered into a giant roach motel. Before it's over, Mitchum gets hired as a reporter by a local Palm Springs TV station and is pressed into investigating guess which story. Well, it ain't Sonny Bono's reelection campaign.

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